In 2021, Activate received a follow-on award from the CEC to continue providing it's two-year fellowship program providing clean energy entrepreneurs access to world-class research facilities, a startup curriculum, and rigorous mentorship, and an extensive network of industry, investors, philanthropists, and government partners. In 2021, Activate also accepted its latest cohort of innovators to its Berkeley program - including fellows developing affordable grid batteries, zero-carbon heating for industrial applications, and advancing sensing technology. Through 2021 companies that have gone through Activate's Cyclotron Road program have attracted over $160 million in follow-on funding.
In 2022 the project team will continue supporting its latest cohort of fellows.
This project established the Bay Area Regional Energy Innovation Cluster by expanding the Cyclotron Road program to provide commercialization support services to Bay Area entrepreneurs developing breakthrough materials and hardware devices in energy efficiency, energy storage, distribution, grid management, and power generation. Cyclotron Road provides entrepreneurs access to world-class laboratory facilities, and key services, such as business model development, customer discovery, and intellectual property protection to enable energy entrepreneurs in the Bay Area region.
This project will decrease the time and costs for new technology development by providing entrepreneurs with the services and facilities they need to commercialize their technology.
This project will help facilitate successful clean energy entrepreneurship, leading to increased private sector investment and local job creation. To date, 30 companies have been accepted into the program and those startups are c